Take a Sneak Peek of Three Upcoming Gigabyte Motherboards for Haswell-E

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Vano

Owned 3 Gigabyte motherboards, they always had packed with bells and whistles for much less price then Asus, however I had nothing but trouble with each.

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DesoMasterRace

Now I play the waiting game until late 2015. Honestly if I'm going to get a 2011 socket CPU this late in the game I might as well go all out and wait for PCIe 4.0. DDR4 will only carry the CPU so far until you realize that the GPU is now the bottle neck. I'll wait for the 2011 socket boards with 802.11 AC and bluetooth 4.0+, DDR4 and PCIe 4.0. Would love to have them with durable components too. I'm not much of an over clocker. I'd hate to kill the life span of the CPU faster. I'd do it with a dying CPU though, just for the giggles and play games on it until it fails on me.

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LatiosXT

Current GPU designs can't even saturate a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, or a 2.0 8x slot (http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI-Express_Scaling/)

Yes I know it's last gen GPUs, but current gen GPUs aren't any different aside from a clock rate increase.

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John Pombrio

I just have fallen for ASUS elegant UEFI BIOS interface so I am firmly welded to their boards.

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BlazePC

Same here. Asus Z97 Deluxe. The BIOS is simply amazing!

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BlazePC

Why does a gamer need 6, much less 8 cores ?

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Paul_Lilly

If utilized efficienty, APIs like DirectX 12 can yield some tangible (and impressive) performance results from those additional cores. See here and here.

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BlazePC

Thanks. Sounds hopeful for the future. The tablet piece is kind of irrelevant though. So in essence, it's not needed now because it hasn't been widely adopted and the idiots that plunk down 1000 to 1200 dollars for the 8 core are simply paying for NRE with little to no ROI and more importantly, no practical value beyond encoding efficiency. Not sure what the 6 core desktop chips will go for but I would imagine it will be something dramatically more expensive than the $339 for an unlocked 4790K quad. No thanks! This next phase of "extreme" marketing is just another exaggerated pile of smoke blown up everyone's collective ass.

Let's review the true gains in 3 - 5 years ...

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Hey.That_Dude

I'll set my computer to do encodes over night from time to time. 8 cores sounds marvelous, especially with AVX2 support.

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LatiosXT

Except Intel's use case was for a thermally constrained environment where power was fixed. Since the CPU was using less power, the GPU could be utilized more, but both were, for all intents and purposes, capped.

I want to see DX12 with the constraints removed to see just how much it can really do.

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John Pombrio

Finally some use for the additional cores. Took them long enough, but more and more companies are using multithreading for the OS, apps, and programs in a big way.

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DesoMasterRace

Imagine what could be done with something like the Extreme processors who are sporting 8 or 12 (Xeon) cores? Could actually change the game in a way we have been wanting it to go for years.